More than 0.9 million voters to exercise their right of vote in Swabi
SWABI: Total registered voters for July 25 general election in the district are 912669 and leaders of various political parties said that would be really great improvement if 50 percent vote were polled. Sources in district election commission office said that in the total 912669 voters 514 651 are males and the remaining 398018 are females.
There are two national assembly and five provincial assembly constituencies in the district. After the delimitation of the constituencies by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the Wednesday election the number of national assembly seats had been maintained and PA seats were reduced to five from six.
The registered voters in NA-18, Swabi-1 are 449036, in which male voters are 252515 and females 196521. Similarly, in NA-19, Swabi-ii the total registered voters are 463633. There are 262136 males and 201497 females, said the sources. Sources said that the provincial constituency wise detail was that there are 172,537 voters in PK-43, Swabi-1 in which 97342 are male and female 75195.
Similarly in PK-44, Swabi-ii, the total number of the voters has reached to 201369. There are 112886 are males and 88483 female voters, said the sources. In PK-45, Swabi-iii, the total registered voters are 184973, in which 103899 are males and 81074 female voters, said the sources.
The total registered voters in PK-46, Swabi-IV are 178580, in which 101409 are males and 77171 are female voters. The number of the registered voters in PK-47, Swabi-V is 175210, in which 99116 are male and 76095 female voters, said he sources. Candidates’ security: Deputy Commissioner, Salman Lodhi in a meeting with the contesting candidates said that required security has been providing to them and they should play their due role in hold free and fair election.
In brief given to them the officials sought cooperation of the contesting candidates to abide by the rules and regulations and uphold the principles of election on July 25. The candidates of various political parties and independent were gathered at DC office. The gathering was attended by district police officer, Syed Khalid Hamdani and various other officials.
A detailed briefing was given to them about the provision of security umbrella by the government and numerous other steps had taken by the district administration for conducting fair and free election. They were briefed that the required security has been provided to the election contesting candidates. They were told that after winning the candidates should avoid from indulging in the aerial firing.
Any person found involved in the aerial firing on the Election Day or after winning would be arrested and aerial according to the law. They were told that it has been strictly prohibited by ECP that not one was allowed to take mobile phone inside the polling station. The ECP directives should be followed strictly by both contesting candidates and voters.
“It would be ensured that none of the voter takes the cell phone onto the polling station,” said Mr Salman.
He said that not only in the district this principle bit it would be upheld across the country on the Election Day. He said that the contesting candidates should tell the poling agents and voters that they should avoid from brining the cell phones into the polling stations.